2006 Ford F150 STX 4.6L Triton from North America
A great reliable truck as long as you take care of it
Replaced front wheel bearings at 170000.
Replaced all brake rotors at 170000.
Replaced spark plugs at 160000 (they did not break on me, but I think it was because they had already been replaced before with aftermarket plugs. I know the 4.6L engines from these years were notorious for plugs breaking in the cylinder head, but I know they did make a special removal tool to get the plugs out a lot easier).
The outside edge of the driver's seat that is made of cloth wears thin and rips to make a pretty big hole fairly easily; it was like that when I bought the truck, but I have seen the exact same wear mark in the same spot on a bunch of other 04-08 F150s.
The transmission felt like it was slipping for about the last 10k miles that I had it, but I never did a transmission fluid service, because I wasn't sure when the last one was done or if one was ever done, and I didn't want to mess it up more by changing it with high miles, but when I traded it in, it was still running fine.
The engine always ran great with no problems ever. I always changed the oil every 3k miles with Mobil 1.
Changed the oil pan gasket at 160000 due to a slight leak, but that fixed it.
I got about 14 MPG average, but I never changed the fuel filter out.
This was a great truck. I could fit my motorcycle in the bed, and I took it from North Carolina to Kansas and back twice, both times with over 100,000 miles on the truck already, and it never gave me any trouble, even with my aggressive driving habits, and never left me stranded. It handled about as good as a long bed extended cab truck could.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd October, 2015